We all know boxers get paid for selling noise outside of the ring, but Floyd Mayweather’s recent comments on New York Knick sensation Jeremy Lin is downright trash.
Mayweather suggested that Lin, an Asian-American, is overhyped by the media due to his race rather than stellar play. Mayweather tweeted "Jeremy Lin is a good player but all the hype is because he's Asian. Black players do what he does every night and don't get the same praise.”
Anyone paying attention to the story knows that Lin is doing something no one has ever done in the history of the NBA. And yes, that includes black players. Lin is the only player to score at least 20 points and have at least 7 assists in his first 4 starts in league history. He also has scored 109 points over that span which is the most scored to start a career since the merger.
So is publicity for a guy making history now called overhype?
No, Floyd just tends to over talk. Do us all a favor Floyd. When you start flaunting wads of cash to display narcissism as only you can, just grab a fist full and stuff some in your mouth. Or maybe we’ll just ask Manny to.